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The Supernatural Workout Game

Supernatural (season 4)

Supernatural (season 4) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


We all like a fun workout, right? Well, I thought about going to the gym yesterday, but then I realized I had about two full seasons of Supernatural to catch up on before the season eight finale. And erm…priorities.

So I decided to try to get the best of both worlds, and I created the Supernatural marathon workout game!

Beware, there might be some spoilers nestled in here.


Here’s the sitch. It works pretty much like a drinking game, but you know, without the booze and with a lot more exercising. There are plenty of fun things I love about Supernatural. The Impala. The meta. The Sam.

There are also a lot of things that reappear fairly often. Like…the Impala. And motel rooms. Angels. Demons. And erm, death. So I made up a little program of exercises to do! Amanda Byrne suggested that I share it with you, so for your Friday funsies, enjoy!

Let’s start with the basics. To do this, you’ll need access to some or all of the seasons of Supernatural, a love of Winchesters, and a bit of open space. You’ll also need some dumbbells of whatever weight you fancy moving around. Some exercises you can do with your bod alone, others you’ll want to use weights.

Got that?

  • Supernatural episodes
  • Winchester lurve
  • Space
  • Weights

Here’s what I came up with!


1969 (Photo credit: McBeth)

1. If you see the Impala, show that muscle car some muscles. 

What better way to do this than bicep curls? Grab a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your elbows close to your torso. Contract your biceps, raise your weights. Don’t grunt unless you want the lunk alarm to go off. I did 30-50 reps with smaller weights for this. Do what you gotta do.


Motel (Photo credit: Beyond Neon)

2. Motels are popular places. Sort of. Whenever Sam and Dean hang out in one……

It’s planking time!

Nope, you’re not trying to plank on top of the McDonald’s arches. We’re talking the other kind of planking. I like to do this one leaning on my forearms. Keep your body (especially your core) as straight as possible. Raise yourself up on your toes and forearms and hold the position for whatever time length you fancy. I go with 30 second increments.

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3. We’re gonna mix the Impala with some Queen, because when they’re driving, you want to ride your bicycle.

Not the traditional bicycle. We’re talking bicycle crunches. Whenever the boys are driving around, you get down on the ground, lie on your back, and alternate extending each leg in front of you. While doing this, put your hands behind your head and twist your torso from side to side, trying to bring each elbow close to the opposite knee. I did this in sets of 20 (per leg).

Sam Winchester, tattoos, paranormal, demon hunter, demons, Supernatural, Jared Padalecki

4. Only way to get abs like this is to work them out. A lot. Consider this your reminder.

Whenever you see a set of Winchester abdominals, get your crunch on. Pretty simple. You can do crunches, right?

I started with fifty or so in sets of 10-20.

Castiel, Supernatural

5. Flying is hard. Angels fly. Whenever you see one, flap your wings.

For this, you can use whatever weight of dumbbell you want, but you’re doing dumbbell flyes each time you see an angel. I don’t care if it’s Castiel or Lucifer. Get flapping.

Dean Winchester, Supernatural, grave, season four, SPN, Dean, Winchesters

6. When one of the Winchesters drops, so do you…and give us fifty.

Pushups, that is. These boys have a tendency to get dead. When they do, get your pushup on. Lots of pushups. It doesn’t happen that often, but when it does, you show those boys some respect by conditioning your core, back, and arms. Fifty pushups. Do them in as many sets as you need.

Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Supernatural, beer, Impala, drinking

7. The Winchesters drink a lot. And somehow they manage not to get the beer belly. The only way they keep those cut obliques is by working them out.

You can do side crunches or side planks, or whatever you want. I like to use one dumbbell, hold it above my head, and lean from side to side. You’ll feel it in your sides. Just picture the V. Or, you know, Dean’s or Sam’s.

Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, FBI, Winchester FBI, Supernatural

8. When they fake an occupation, so do you.

Those Winchesters like to flash badges that aren’t theirs. For this one, you hold dumbbells in each hand with your elbows bent at 90 degree angles and held close to your torso like you’re going to do curls (or like a server holding a tray full of drinks). Stand on one leg with the other bent like a flamingo. At the same time, rotate both arms and the bent leg outward so that they’re all in line with your body, then back in so they’re in front of you again. It’s a lateral movement, no vertical curling, etc. Do about ten reps on each side.

So that’s it.

Eight different exercise triggers in honor of the eight seasons of the show.

Have fun getting as ripped as the Winchesters! Got ideas for more we can add? Let me know in the comments!

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Author | Emmie Comments | 13 Date | May 3, 2013


Charles Yallowitz

I forgot what they say, but there’s that insult back and forth they do at times. I think Sam calls Dean a jerk and Dean calls Sam a bitch. Maybe do a few trunk twists every time they argue?

You can run in place every time they ran away or at something.

May 3, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Emmie Mears

    Love it!

    Yesterday I was trying to keep my feet rather stationary because our downstairs neighbors are very twitchy, but I love the idea of running in place.

    And those bros argue a LOT, so the trunk twists would likely go a LONG way! 😀

    May 3, 2013 | 10:28 am

      Charles Yallowitz

      If you can’t run, what about laying on your back and peddling in the air?

      May 3, 2013 | 10:36 am

        Emmie Mears

        There’s already something like that, actually! Bicycle crunches — if you do them right, they’re really good for your abs, AND they’ll get your heart rate up. Mountain climbers are also good.

        May 4, 2013 | 12:03 pm

          Charles Yallowitz

          Didn’t recognize the name. Probably because I can’t do them even if my phys. ed. grades depends on them.

          May 4, 2013 | 12:11 pm


TV show workouts. I love it! Wave of the future. 😀

May 3, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Emmie Mears

    I know! Especially when I’m marathoning a show. Today I worked out without the motivation of having Winchesters in front of my face, and I missed them.

    May 3, 2013 | 12:22 pm


This is pretty awesome. I actually did something similar with Misfits, only every time they used profanity or referenced a sexual body part, we had to do push ups or crunches. LOL (They swear an awful lot. )

As to Supernatural, I’m already breathing heavy when I watch that, on account of the WInchesters. LOL

May 3, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Emmie Mears

    Hahahaha, perfect!

    May 4, 2013 | 12:03 pm


This is a great idea! Not sure I am up for it yet but maybe one day…

May 3, 2013 | 11:14 pm

    Emmie Mears

    The best thing about this sort of game is that you can make up whatever kind of workout you want. Jumping jacks, jump rope, body weight squats, whatever! You can always start slow and work up to the tougher stuff!

    May 4, 2013 | 12:02 pm


You’re a genius and my new hero! I have to try, I might manage to do some movement in this way!

October 2, 2013 | 7:36 am


You could add squats everytime you see a ghost or spirit or demon or something else that they hunt!

August 20, 2014 | 6:56 pm

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